One of Euronav’s VLCCs has successfully averted another vessel’s sinking in the Middle East Gulf
2009-built, 307,300-dwt very large crude carrier (VLCC) Newton reportedly took part in a rescue mission in the Middle East, according to a report on business media website LinkedIn.
On 3 September 2021, Euronav-operated Newton went to the aid of a fishing vessel in the Middle East Gulf that was taking on water in the engineroom and had started to sink. A portable pump was lowered from Newton to the fishing vessel.
The VLCC waited until the operation was successful and the fishing vessel was able to make it to shore.
Comments on LinkedIn praised the actions of Captain Ram Kailish Jangir and the crew and the compassion shown to other seafarers.
Euronav’s CEO, Hugo de Stoop, commented "This is the kind of event that makes us proud to work at Euronav and in the shipping industry. Life at sea can be dangerous and it is reassuring that fellow seafarers are nearby and able to help."
Anglo-Eastern is the shipmanagement company for Newton.
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